Re: LibXML2 Indentation
- From: Sean Middleditch <elanthis awesomeplay com>
- To: desktop-devel-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: LibXML2 Indentation
- Date: Wed, 30 Apr 2003 13:49:01 -0400
On Wed, 2003-04-30 at 13:38, Noah Levitt wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 30, 2003 at 18:26:38 +0100, Bill Haneman wrote:
> > Yeah, in all the noise and flames a very reasonable (IMO) request got
> > lost, namely for indentation whitespace *between* XML elements, i.e.
> > outside of CDATA areas, which as we all know is *not* significant to
> > anything but us humans :-)
> Are you sure? I could very easily be wrong, but I thought
> all whitespace was significant. Consider the <pre> tag in
> xhtml for example.
It's up to the document definition and app to decide, really. If the
app says, "ok, in this element <blah>, I'm only interested in
sub-element <foo>" then it can just ignore any text nodes. It could
even ignore other child elements - you could put anything you want
there, and it would just be ignored - IF the app is coded that way.
If you know your app will handle it, go for it. If you don't know for
sure, assume whitespace is significant.
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